Ahhhh, good to know re: teh dual-link. Even HP couldn't tell me that. Go figure.
Re: Vista, I'm cool with it. As with any OS (or ANYTHING, for that matter), it just takes time to adapt to change. I've found little nuances here and there that I don't care for or mark down to change, but overall it's fairly slick.
So, back to the dual monitors - I've configured many PCs with add-in cards and integrated video for dual monitor support. That being said, I'm stuck on this one. I simply can't seem to find a viable solution to get both to work. I believe the m9040n has PCI-Express. Is there a chance that PCI-E overrides bios settings so that if you select that option it basically nullifies the use of integrated? That's the only thing I can think of since the capped the integrated in the first place.
I can post what my bios options are if it helps any. Right now I'm stuck.